The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market is part of the renaissance currently taking place in Newcastle’s artisan community. Founded in 2008, The Olive Tree Market is the Leading Contemporary Handmade Art & Design Market in Newcastle and has provided a launching platform for hundreds of creative and innovative small businesses.

The Olive Tree Market is constantly growing and evolving with talented makers and designers joining the market each month. Discover our emerging artists section, take home amazing gourmet artisan produce, and sit back and take in the sounds of independent live music! See you under the Olive Tree.


New @ The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Christmas Market Festival will be the biggest market of 2012 with an amazing 150 stalls!! Its going to be an fantastic day with an incredible ensemble of talented artists & designers attending! Olive Tree will publish the full program of events and the stallholder list on Monday 19th of November! Stay tuned for what will be a celebrating of Newcastle’s Handmade Community!

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Drum roll!! These are the Finalists of the first The Olive Tree Market Christmas Poster Competition! All of the finalists came up with fantastic designs! Thanks so much for the creative effort! To allow our lovely sponsors Imprint, Eckersley’s Art & Craft & The Star to give us their Vote the Winner will now be announced on November 4th. This will give you more time to see the exhibition as we have had lots of people tell us they would love to vote for a ‘people’s choice’ award!

So let us know which of the posters you love most! Please leave your name, email address, and which poster you vote for at: or you can also vote at Suspension Cafe on Beaumont St Islington in Newcastle from this Saturday. One voter will win a $50 Olive Tree Gift Voucher!Thank-you for all the additional applicants who took the time to create a poster- it was lots of fun looking at them as they hit the Olive Tree inbox!

Emily Boyd
Zoe Tjanavaras
Haidee Perkins
Robyn McPherson
Di Jones
Gwena Levasseur
Belinda Suzette
Dan Phelan
Chrissy Lau
Lotte Schoutens
Lucy Boulton Smith
Fiona Budzynski
Nia Katzmarski
Amanda Safranko
Bridie Watt
Deanna Maree Pamenter
Kate Lamont
Emma Kidd

Jen Palmer

Alisha Hinds
Dan Phelan
Alexandra Kachel
Liz Anelli
Margie Balazic
Alisha Hinds
Lee Isherwood
Megan Johns Kane

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Artists, Designers, Illustrators and Creative Thinkers!

The Olive Tree Market is launching a Poster Design Competition for the Christmas Olive Tree Market Poster. The design should have a dash of the festive season, should be visually striking, engaging & vibrant. Exciting new imagery is the aim. We want something very new and unique. Think contemporary artists & designers and goods from the hands of the makers. Illustration and texture within poster are very welcome!

Poster Competition

We would love for you to enter and to see what amazingly creative concept you come up with.

The closing date for entering the competition is 5pm on October 15th. There will be an exhibition of the Finalists at Suspension Cafe and the winner will received $300 plus a $200 voucher from Eckersleys & Small Gift Pack. The winning poster will be used for the Christmas Marketing Campaign and the winning designers name will feature on this artwork. Second place will win a $50 Eckersleys Gift Voucher + Small Gift Pack + $50 The Olive Tree Market Gift Voucher.

Go to The Olive Tree Market Blog for more information and examples of market posters:

I hope you will enter the competition!

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We have a competition this month! Sign up for the The Olive Tree Market Newsletter Trish Stenzel from Wanderlust Clothing has generously donated a beautiful Vintage Kimono Top as a prize for one lucky person who signs up to the Newsletter this month-
Its a long break between markets this time, a five week break, which I’m sure will mean that the Olive Tree Stallholders will have lots of great new work!!
If you came to Junes Market you would have noticed the New Gourmet Food area!! The feedback from the stallholders was fantastic and our new cheese stall Cheese & Co sold out of their cheeses and breads! The new gourmet food stalls include: Hunter Belle Cheese, Cheese & Co, A Taste of the Bush, Pureblends, Arolyn Grove, Tea by Grete, Bon Chai, Little Cossack Kefir, Hunter Heritage Gourmet Foods, Aunty Evas Jams, River Flats and The Sweet Boutique!!
Remember to let us know if you have a gourmet food product and/or produce and are interested in having a stall please get in contact!
If you have sampled the goodies from Wozz! Kitchen Creations over the last few months, and you love their delicious products, then you need to come and stock up at July’s Olive Tree as the owner Warrick is moving to the U.S!! We will miss Warrick’s smiling face at Olive Tree!!
I must say that Anna Farthing, the owner and creator of The Sweet Boutique, has been getting some fabulous press of late with articles in The Newcastle Herald and a great blog article on the Aloud
So! you must come and sample Anna’s delicious cupcakes! Be warned The Sweet Boutique and Sugarlicious’s macaroons sell out very early- both stalls have very dedicated followers who are serious about getting their monthly fix!
We will have some really great new art & design stalls at July’s market! Including: surface design & screen-printed home wares from Michaela Siewert, Wisteria who design and create really beautiful cards & prints with a little bit of vintage to spice up their stall, KW Creations make gorgeous scented candles in vintage cups and festive hanging candles which can be used inside or outside  & in your garden or for parties, Rochelle Cooper Handmade who create gorgeous crocheted blankets and handmade ‘goodness’ in the form of funky beanies and more! You will see additional new stalls at the July Market!
So! We really are going through an exciting growth phase at Olive Tree! If you haven’t visited us for a while you must!! There is a lot to see and of course to hear with our partnership with Lizottes Newcastle who provide a great lineup of local and emerging artists at each market. The play list for the day will be posted on Facebook the week of the market.

We will also be starting a new monthly focus on The Olive Tree Market Blog which will tell you more about our individual stallholders. The first post will be published on June 25th on the blog-

The first focus will be on Zoe T from Oscar & Matila-

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The Olive Tree Market has a New Partner!  

Live n Cookin’@ Lizotte’s


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